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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
on the toughest laws in europe. >>> and i'm gabriel in brazil where the fifa final draw will be happening on friday, but everyone here is worried about the state of the stadium. ♪ >>> after ten days of anti-government protests in thailand the rallies appear to be thinning out, but it's temporary. demonstrators say that the fight will continue. earlier they marched to thai police headquarters in in bang cox where they handed over a letter demanding investigation into the death of four protesters. many have now joined the cleanup operation. the streets are littered are rubbish and debris. the king is staying at his summer palace, but first on the days' events in bangkok. >> reporter: in less than a day it went from rows of rye rot police to rows of street sweepers. like they have for the last ten days, these two pitched in. in previous days protesting. but today cleaning. traveling in from the privileged part of bangkok, the two have been friends for years. >> at least we make a point, and make our presence felt, and that even though the goal may be remote -- >> that goal being the resign
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 7:30pm EST
years have been brought to justice. in egypt, two bloggers have become victim of the new law against protests in the country. they were arrested within days of each other after the authorities accused them of vitalling a recently adopted protest law. that law came into effect last month, banning anyone from demonstrating without first notifying the pleas. he was arrested after organizing a rally in cairo. following his arrest, another man was arrested for his role in a recent protest. on these developments, human rights watch said all this is to be seen in the crock down that's been going on for three or four months now. there's zero sense that this is wrong and that we should not be doing this in the new egypt. there is a tough defense of the newspaper's role about publishing stories about mass intelligence. during the hour long session, he was forced to defend his patriotism. he argued it was in the public interest to expose the snooping. when asked why the guardian has been attacked over the story, he said shooting the messenger is the oldest diversionary story in the book. follow
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
the focus today, away from what's gone wrong with implementing the health care law to what's gone right. he said the benefits are being overlooked amid problems with the web site and policy cancellations. but insurers still warn they're getting unusable data. we'll have a full report on the president's new p.r. push right after the news summary. >> the university of notre dame over the healthcare law's mandate to cover birth control for students and employees. school officials went to court today arguing they are being forced to violate roman catholic teachings, a federal judge dismissed a similar suit last year, saying the it was not yet facing imminent penalties under the law. >> a federal judge has cleared the city of detroit to proceed with its bankruptcy filing and shed up to $18 billion in debt. it's the largest public bankruptcy in u.s. history. the judge turned aside challenges from unions, pension funds and retirees who stand to have benefits cut. later, retiring mayor dave bing called for all parties to work together. >> we have got to start changing the conversation and we can't
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
. the fear is with no rule of law there will be mob justice. after days of killing some people have had enough. ftc they're out for revenge. nasane mashiri, al jazeera, bangui. >> the majority of the crircht nation overthrown by muslim rebels. the clock is ticking once again for congress for lawmakers, it is the final week of the year. both houses in washington at the same time both houses facing a laundry list of items to be voted on. the biggest is of course the budget. to avoid a shutdown like happened in october. libby casey, what happens if congress doesn't meet its end of the year deadline? >> the first deadline we're coming up really fast friday, december the 13th. this is when 29 members of the house and senate a budget conference committee to put out their proposal on how to keep this government running and funded. paul ryan chairman of the house and patty murray, one republican one democrat engaging in talks, don't expect them to come up with a big proposal but a modest proposal could keep the government funded and running past the next deadline we're watching, january 15th. t
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
secrecy law of his liberal democratic party and its coalition partner approved last friday. the law gives the government more power to decide what people can and can't know fifty percent of respondents said they disapprove of the local thirty two percent said they approve of that fifty nine percent said the discussion over the bill by diet members was insufficient eight percent said lawmakers had a full roll discussion seventy four percent of respondents said they're worried the law may infringe on the public's right to know others spoke on monday and address the criticism over the new law. bbc they don't get it done. i sincerely recognize the citizens severe criticism as a better man. i should have taken more time to explain the building the problem lies in the fact that we've lacked rules to decide what constitutes a secret and how and how to keep secrets classify the mall from us. prime minister other was focused on getting the secrecy law approved as soon as possible nhk world's blank on the told us earlier whiny and outlines the case against the law. the prime minister's summer hill
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
: in london with more from europe, including a clamp down on prostitution. the toughest laws in europe pass bpassed by the lower house. >> i'm in stockholm and i'll show you how this neck wrap could make the bike helmet the thing of the past. >> silence may be golden but not any more. the movie buffs on more of a classic era. >> we begin in ukraine where a two-week stand off is showing no signs of dying down. the government is afternooning protesters to end the blockade at the capitol. you can see tens of thousands remain on the streets. the situation has drowned criticism from n.a.t.o. and tough talks from their closest allies. bell' tal allies. we'e response, but first let's talk about what is happening behind you. >> reporter: yes again, thousands of people have come out into what is called independent square. the protest of the protests in the center of the city in defiance of their government calling for its resignation. and waving the flag of the european union in many cases. tonight the protesters have had a boost. the german ambassador has arrived. he was due for a conference, and
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
of thansik shinawatra. the prime minister that they were trying to force out was the brother-in-law of the shinawatra. delivering another firing speech in front of the protesters. >> today we have done the best in thailand. this will enable us to change thailand and reform thailand for the future of the country. but apart from house dissolution nothing has changed. the protesters look like they're settling in for another long fight, although this was supposed to be the final day. al jazeera, bangkok. >> a difficult choice. a group in somalia choose between rebel fighters and letting families go hungry. >>> change is demanded in washington. >> and announcements later in the program. first in egypt more than 50 students have been arrested after a violent protest at universities in cairo. opportunities were demonstrating in support of the post president mohammed morsi and several police cars were set on fire. students have been demonstrat dg for months now and they're calling for the release of dozens of students who have been arrested and held without charges. protests escalated after
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >> two former police officers are now on trial for beating the -- the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man in california. [screaming. >> the officers are facing charges from involuntary manslaughter to murder in the death of kelly thomas. two years ago, officers were seen on video punching and kicking the man at a bus depot. they say the man had been acting violently. another camera caught the reaction of witnesses nearby. >> all of this. >> what happened? >> i have no idea. i know what the guy did. they were pulling his hair, kicking the (bleep) out of him. >> really? >> yeah. >> in the video of the beating, kelly thomas can be heard screaming out for his father. ron thomas spoke with joey chin on "america tonight" abo
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
free. it's not acceptable. not in a country that supposedly ruled by law but what the stirrups and the most is the behavior of the former deputy prime minister if his troops about who is leading the protests singtel said an unelected people's comes so cute to see the next prime minister after the current administration is ousted. from our house a sneaking suspicion that some are using the demonstrations as a way to seize power. i got were nine demonstrating to know someone who didn't work that the people under the former administration to take over. we're fighting to put politics back in the hands of the people i sae ramos is starting to have doubts that the lesson battles between pro and anti government groups would you very much me time and into a better country. so when someone enters the world in bangkok. that will wrap up our sleeves and i actually have someone in bangkok. i knew. violence continues in the central african republic fierce fighting between rival forces has reportedly left at least one hundred people dead armed militants attacked three muslim controlled locat
Dec 3, 2013 5:30am PST
to sexual to discrimination in the workplace, they say fueled by the laws in this part to the world. from jordan to mauritania to produce infographics that she law,that under yemeni women are considered to be their husband's or property. egypt's penal code. men -- campaign has been promoted by a social media platform with web users sharing information about places in their country. others are showing support through photos, like the syrian man holding a sign to say that he thinks eating a woman is a sign of weakness -- that beating a woman is a sign of weakness and not of manliness. claiming seven out of 10 women have been subjected to some form of violence. due to forced marriages. madrid barajas airport, tokyo international airport, and london's waterloo station has expanded its navigation service to 60 -- 15 airports and 60 train stations to allow travelers to plan their trips ahead of time. some of these stops are notoriously easy to get lost in. american web user lindsey fisher start the glasses for nowhere facebook page when noah refused to wear his glasses. showing that the 4 --yea
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
are not exempt from public information laws and the state wanted to protect survivors of the shooting and loved ones of the 26 victims and the town of newtown said the tape also be released on wednesday. the northern plains in north midwest are dealing with cold temperatures but it's about to get much worse and let's bring in nicole mitchell. >> we have a brutal system coming from canada pulling the air down and it moved through the dakotas and starting to move into nebraska with all the moisture along with it but the cold air is going to take a couple days to really settle in. so if you are getting a taste of the cold air and saying this is it, no, wait until thursday and friday morning and even into the weekend and that is when we will see the worst of it but we have had widespread areas of snow and some is heavy snow and places like arrow head in minnesota could get a foot and a half and a couple places isolated two feet of snow so that is almost up to waist high you will be digging out of. widespread and you get the cold and the wind. the wind will be blowing it so interstates like 90 will
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
to file class action law suits, helping to avoid costly court cases about overtime and wage issues. workers will not be able to ban together over workplace disputes. >> the midwest rapped in a chill. let's go to nicole mitchell, meteorologist. >>> good morning, the temperatures dropped scantly after the last few days, and going down more as we head to the weekend. look at the national pictures. parts of colorado, and into the northern area of minnesota. that's where we have seen a couple of persistent bands. if you go back not to 5am yesterday or 5am the day before. you have consistent know since then, and the totals, places north, like two harbours over two feet. you may think it sounds awful and there has been a lot of accidents. people are starting to rack up the cross country skiing. more on the way today. as we go over time, it's blowing. temperatures are dropping and we have at winter storm warnings up. it is spreading south. some places to the south where we see fog. the combination of the warm hair, dense fog, arkansas and texas, we saw some of this, making the driving diff
Dec 1, 2013 8:30pm PST
in a fresh wave of protests against the new law that restricts demonstrations. the law has been concerned that it would end to really limit the freedom to hold contests today was the high street demonstrators in central cairo on saturday when they tried to disperse the crowds that is as good as he's responded by penance downs there is a bag government issued id code of law in november requires rally organized is to file a plan in advance and allows egyptian security authorities did and demonstrations opposition groups at the stadium now they think and the interim government formed after president mohamed was he was toppled in a de facto military coups the government has detained more than two hundred people by and then continued on the government is stepping up the crackdown in impact appears to contain protests and restore security the otests against the law is spreading beyond the muslim brotherhood men face to the general may seem concerned about deacon political kiosk. the us defence secretary conveyed his concern over the new lawn to the egyptian defence minister on the found the ca
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
to the law there should be stronger executive oversight there needs to be enhanced review by the courts. and there needs to be a bit more transparency, certainly, so that we can all have the confidence in the public that we live in a safe country. but also one where we know enough about what the government is doing to be confident that people are striking the right balance. >> isn't it the case that the tech companies, though, have been providing data to the government? >> well, for many years, we have been responding to subpoenas, to warrants, to court orders. we, of course, know what we have been doing. but frankly, what really surprised people across the tech sector was at the end of october, "the washington post" reported that beyond these legal processes, there were government evidents to infect collect data. in this instance it was data moving between the data centers within yahoo! and within google. and that wasn't within the confines of any legal process that anybody was aware of. and that shent a shockwave throughout the industry. >> i've been reading today what some of the pri
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
. as prime minister shinzo law benefit or nations will tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. india and japan have had diplomatic relations for just over sixty years. japan's emperor and empress are now visiting the south asian country and this week we've been running a special series on in our final instalment today we look at india successes in developing its human resources especially in the field of information technology grows the end of the malia is in a historic part of dough the last night that the town of our family tradition est see our friendly than other stuff and it's mass of people circulate concentrate on selling its belt line and mobile and were back in the early seventeenth century town of less than historical buildings and here it is i can get tempo don't always feel like it if you catch the eye. the active steering. the people still taking office he bought with rapid economic growth the number of middle income households is multiplying. i whispered it to double by twenty twenty. for some expansion in the country's talented crafters. actually
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
of criminal law. i askedfaiza why the new york city commissioner job is so important. >> important. >> it is the largest police department in the country. as new york goes, a lot of people are looking to see how it's conducting policing, what kind of tact i can it's using. >> maybe a man named bill braton who used to be the commissioner in new york, currently in los angeles. do you think it's a good move? >> i think that the new police commissioner has to do an important thing, rebuild relations with minority communities in the city. we have seen a drop decline. many credit bill braton from his first term when he used to be police commissioner for having put in place the systems that have led to this drop in crime we have seen over the decade but at the same time, what's happened over the last decade is that the relations have been shattered. this is true for the african-american and hispanic communities in the city who have been targeted by stop and frisk apologized which have been very excessive in which some 90% of the people stop and frisk by the nypd or either black or latino
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
constitutional law. that's why it doesn't mean that we say no but this negotiation we don't know how to make it happen. >> in the meantime the immediate aims of those fieding here are far more clear and more specific. >> this is not a crowd dispersal operation. it is a case of the protestors using whatever and doing whatever they can to push inside that area and the police are holding their line. also tear gas, rubber bullet and water cannon laced are, fans to blow away the tear gas, plastic bags so they don't breathe it in. no signs of giving up but the assault is seeming to make no headway. wayne hay, al jazeera bangkok. >>> on other news, priem mints nij-- prime minister najib hakata, of nigeria says the instability is being fueled by the war in syria. andrew simmons, in beirut for us. andrew, tensions have already existed in tripoli, tensions aggravated by the civil war in syria. will the army be able to bring back security? >> well, it will be very difficult. but this is uncharted waters for the lebanese government. there's been it would appear no decision like this since the end of the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am EST
in bangkok and has seen some of the worst protests and law enforcement classes over the last couple of days and we were there when they pulled down the bash wire together and protesters and police officers and a steady flow of protesters walked down the streets and into the grounds of the police headquarters and further down the street into the government house and that is where the prime minister has her office. the police got the order to allow the protesters in the compounds of the very symbolic buildings but not allowed in the buildings themselves, that was a compromise if you will between the protesters and protest leaders and the law enforcement officials. that is because the protest leaders said he wanted to take down the government and take over government house but at least put now he can say he got in the ground and gave a speech behind me a couple hours ago where he said it was a partial victory for this movement but the fight continues and probably will pick backup at the end of the week. >> reporter: he remains very defiant, what exactly are his goals, his plans to bring down
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
in kenya have marched in protest against a new law which they say has imposed restrictions on the media. >> reporter: there are a series of provisions that they say amount to gags of the press. there's government oversight of the media, and according to the journalists this all amounts to a shift in political culture. >> they are trying to clamp down on freedom of expression, and therefore an attack on democrats. >> reporter: there are other laws that are being considered. according to the activists and the journalists, this is all part of a wider change in in political culture that takes this country back to the authoritarian control. >>> tens of thousands of people detroit await anxiously on a ruling on whether the city will go into bankruptcy. (vo) al jazeera america we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. (vo) we pursue that story beyond the headline, past the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capitol. (vo) we put all of our global resources behind every s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
country you cannot by law make public these results. mrs. arafat has given some indications of what the report has said as has an expert who was invited to view the results but there is no way to publish them and have a transparent debate. but we're going off non-experts talking about it. we do know polonium was found, but they're saying raydon gas caused it. and swiss are saying that the poisoning by polonium caused this. >> new details on the deadly trail derailment in new york city. the brake systems were working properly, but the crash may have been caused by human error. i want you to pick up on these lines. we're hearing reports that a nine official said the engineer found himself nodding off before the accident. >> that's what the associated press is reporting and there have been other published reports that said he zoned out a bit before the accident. the ntsb was asked about this. they said they were in the midst of engineering the enginee engine--interviewing the engineer and could not confirm those reports. but he was on the second day of a nine-day--five day shift, a rou
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
. >>> the brother-in-law of thaiksin shinawatra. he delivered another fiery speech among tens of thousands of supporters and repeated his call for a reform committee to run the country. this means that from now on the people will appoint a people's prime minister and a people's government. from now on we will have the people's counsel doing the legislating. >> the protestors ago seem like they're settling in for another long fight even though this was supposed to be their last day. wayne hay, bangkok. >>> trip is intended to repair regulations between the two countries. but as zintai thai records from islamabad, this was mired in controversy. >> this is the first time, u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel came for talks with noa sharif. including the u.s. raid in which osama bin laden was captured and killed. >> this is not a one off trip. this is part of a series of high level meetings between washington and islamabad, secretary kerry was here previously and the fact that these high level officials are going and coming means that both countries give this relationship a great deal of impo
Dec 2, 2013 6:30am PST
current laws and stayed open as well saying they have the right to do so his french prime minister some people. sunday is not just any day. and we don't want you to become one stupid with it. the new health bill which make sunday a day of racing will not be called into question. exemptions exist by necessity spirit gone to collect his meals with all of it so it's not a question of simply putting on a daily to work sundays. one second places people can already work on sunday. we need to make the best of me to hear about the same class so it's understood what everyone's full retail. this time. these costumes an investigation now is underway in new york over just how and why commuter train tube radio over the weekend. four people were killed and more than sixty hurt when all set in black and jumped the tracks the tree was reportedly speeding at the time of the accident. another anonymous source has quoted the train operator is saying the brakes had failed now it's one small step for man one giant step for beijing china has just blasted off its first ever rover mission to the movie. this is
Dec 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
. some politicians here believe the extreme right party the npd fall foul of those laws should be banned. others want to beat them at the ballot box and the cases being the least and tuesday the second attempt and the meat to uncle and aunty. after the first one faithful than a decade ago the new neo nazis. they keep a respectable appearance germany's far right npd have perfected their squeaky clean image. looking like friendly activities at this protest in berlin last year. its members ridicule efforts to ban the organization the original interior ministers have compiled a huge dossier to prove there's more than meets the eye. gone for snacks is anything inherently and pds counts of violent and racist ideology which thousands of pieces of evidence. i didn't care the entire financial house of his chewing republican will come crashing down in the next two years. for his inflammatory rhetoric is too violent and more than one occasion. take a second from the last piece to find clues to a party held in mid and west pomeranian. in two thousand for he was convicted of assaulting a leftist prot
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
. according to the law children born to a pomeranian woman married to a foreigner. no right to bar a nice message. and that's mary ann johnston in size in the constitution that all people are equal before the law in unison and then working with the snow for a moment. finds his injustice unacceptable. she says the quantity promised by the rule has to be put into effect in all areas it. when asked if he only needs to become a country governed by rule of law. rights for everybody. and inside in the eighties at the open offer. while working women are increasingly accepted in bahrain. the sun says that doesn't mean they're released from the traditional rules jen aniston mother of three times to cancel the family when she gets. heat oil in the days when a professional woman in monterey. back to europe to italy where it melts. now europe's most active volcano has erupted once again. ash shall encounter on the pounds deal in the mountains will be pivotal for evacuations the parties' increase the coast on a high degree it was not disrupted. i don't think lindsay but it's not me. the adoption was o
Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
the case in style. how often the tournament needs of self defense in accordance with international law. japan and the united states should respond to read of the issues in an object at the fair manner. secondly as i pointed out earlier in the country has unilaterally change the status quo. repeated tension in the region. its all time she didn't. titus new addy for identification zone was established last month. it covers the disputed tou islands and overlaps with the us. i liked it as a vip the us and japan both the five chinese requirements friday and warplanes students only. china responded by scrambled fighter jets. but biden's visit to china was planned long ago but forty recent wave of tensions. it was well written read the focus of discussions on he shows that the dprk see leah cybersecurity and was keen understanding of china's blueprint for keeping wish for. anybody know. now this is happening under the cloud of its air defense though and i think that there's enough attention to both of these things to reassure allies in the region us allies and to try to build the new positive
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
york times saying regulators have widened their inquiry as to whether jpmorgan broke anti- bribery laws. last month the bank and it plans to manage china everbright ipo amid scrutiny. the wto celebrity a landmark deal that could add $1 trillion to the global economy. subsidies on food dropping opposition to a deal. president obama praised the agreement which is a first in the 18 year history of the wto. analysts say it will do more to salvage talks then food shortages and help global commerce. to basically out get an agreement among all of us since 2001 or even earlier in 1995. we have not been able to get an agreement. that is the first part of the significance. ,he second is that the package even though it is small but ambitious in the sense that it basically delivers on parts of economies and the agreement that was reached, i think will set a very good traction for the purpose of moving ahead on development. this is not so bad. >> we are also waiting for official results from india's state elections. the opposition has be seen at the big winner. beginnal state will counting today. pa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
in prime minister. last week or 10 days ago she tried to get a law adopted through which he would be allowed to return. strictly speaking if he returns he should go straight to scral and not collect a legendry 200. the people have said enough. he symbolizes core uption in thai politics, and the conflict between the rural areas where he has supported and the city. >> which is why so many are upset at his sister. she said she is no longer trying to pass a bill that would have given her brother amnesty. let's listen in. >> the amnesty - what happened in thailand is people agreed, but not agree on the detail of the combination. that's why a lot of people view about the amnesty. >> there's not going to be anything more. there's rumours it may come back after 180 day. >> no, we accept that it's over. >> she's trying to calm the people there. is it enough? >> no, it's not. she's lost that ground. >> too late. >> look at her response to that question. there is a very serious issue about democracy and corruption in thailand. the army has always sorted out the problem, supported by the king
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
in buenos aires because of a judge is seeking the extradition under international law of four former spanish police accused of torture. two of them are dead. one of the survivors who his victims said took delight in torturing them. >> there is great anxiety among thousands of spanish victim who is want to see 40 years of abuse committed during the dictatorship denounced. these 10,000 kilometers that we've traveled are no barrier even for those 88-year-olds in the group. this is the only country in the world willing to denounce the barbarics. >> he was denounce after a bitter civil war. his regime was marked by brutal suppression of his opponents. after franco's death in 1975, and the return of democracy later, the families of victims finance to fight for justice. now argentina has stepped in to offer hope to victim who is found none in their native spain. it's unlikely that the torturers will ever stand trial but it's a cause that many feel is worth fighting for. >> the case has advanced even though it's taken decades. for some this has not meant much, but for the victims we have here, tortu
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
and considered it an outlet for stress and anger. while running the first law firm, he trained here. today it's the soweto ymca. >> i used to get in a lot of trouble. >> what kind of trouble? >> you know know, with people and stuff. >> young men train today in a modern base. when nelson mandela boxed here, the room was made of concrete. we are in hard times. now we are free. >> thanks to nelson mandela. >> thanks to nelson mandela. >> thanks to nelson mandela, south africa's fight is kept inside the ring. >> people have changed with the fighting. >> here, all of this, this is the equipment that nelson mandela would have used. >> outback a security guard shows me the equipment nelson mandela once used. memories of a boxer and chose a different fight, and why. >> in a few hours south africa will begin a national day of mourning. on tuesday there'll be a funeral that president obama will attend. it will be one. biggest, emotional memorials we see in a lodge time. >> not just a memorial, but a week of reflection and prayer; is that correct. >> absolutely in a few hours we'll see mosques and churc
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
the different parties were cleared by the french stock market regulators four years ago. under the french law, they could face sentences of up to two years in jail and the maximum fine of 1.5 million euros, which for a company the size of legarde is quite limited. ross. >> we'll see what happens. stepha stephane, for now, thank you. >>> the british prime minister is traveling to shanghai on day two of his visit. his comments are seen as paving the way to ensure successful business meetings with chinese investors. andrew leung is founder of andrew leung international consultants joining us now. what is the perception of british government in china compared with, say, germany or france? >> well, i think the impression is quite positive. you can see what's happening on china's twitter. david cameron is very, very popular and, of course, the uk and london hold special attraction for the china's middle class. this is the middle class as far as investment from europe and the uk. that's the interesting area in china. where things are changing so rapidly. so the press has been talking about china inv
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
by excessive speed and in 2008 congress passed a law giving railroad until 2015 for positive control systems and they are designed to prevent human error which is the cause of 40% of train accidents. but since they are pretty expensive and a bit complicated to install, railroads want to push back the deadline by 5-7 years. but metro north is actually in the process of installing such a system and currently it does have an automatic train control system in place which allows the train to apply the brakes even if an engineer does not respond to an excessive speed alert. that train was headed to new york's grand central terminal where al jazeera's jennifer glass is covering the delays. jennifer do you have any idea when the trains will be backup and running? >> no, morgan, we don't. we know the transit authority will want to get them running as soon as possible because it's the second biggest line in the country and 26,000 on the hudson line which was effected but metropolitan are expecting large trains and finding other ways to get her and the train has to be cleared off the tracks and the tra
Dec 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
and opponents doomadgee imagine that this is a historic dayor italy just for them to the rule of law has been strengthened because it's clear that everyone is eal under the law to enable him as a clown a cookie sheet to the knee so i know i'm an addict. but there was tony says he isn't giving up. was the seventy seven year old told supporters he would seek a seat in the next election. however under the terms of its conviction he's barred from holding office for the next sixty years the day. like his prime ministers like these two groups. he knows his resignation in a surprise move on wednesdayhe one he said he could no longer car o in the wake of the country's worst disaster since independence. fifty four people were killed last week with a supermarket group collapsed in the capital riga critics have suggested that the government's decision to abolish the construction oversight authority as part of budget cuts may have contributed to the accident so i know and to current and up the pressure this week in a territorial dispute seven group of islands in the east china sea. in response to basings
Dec 3, 2013 6:30am PST
the will to live but the idea that the picture you can go the common law the police wanted to get clear about the lucky one. you had to travel. the treaty it to him that made it to cook a couch this lying around that movie can be. each option will be taken to the gal that picky eating. okok leather the potentially to shoot at the bottom of a leadership spill in the lineup to shoot a couple of open area outside the bank to make do. will they go about thinking that we reached right out the cocoa. and in bangkok those protests in thailand are being led by sue tap hexagon. he's been pushing for the thai prime minister to be replaced by an oni left the people's council. when her the grass has more on the former deputy prime minister who's heading up the opposition today. it is hard to bend in the face of the current anti government protests. he called for prime minister who like to be replaced by an elected people's council. we will definitely win the government continued to give away tickets to that. to see jeff's own political career has sparked protests most notably when he served as deputy pri
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law back where he shared ideas on how to deal with china's newly declared air defense identification zone. to know that we confirm that japan and the united states will not tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. we also agreed that our countries will continue to work closely together to deal with the matter based on the strong japan us alliance the united states has an interest and lauren lauren intentions this vital region as i believe all the countries in north east asian share that same in touch with us. this underscores the need for crisis management mechanisms and effective channels of communication between china and japan to reduce the risk of escalation. i'll be raising these concerns with great specificity directly when i meet with chinese leadership. vice president biden is on a six nation tour that will take them from tokyo to be djing and then on to saul the trip was planned before chinese authorities announced last month. they set up the era defense identification zone. they said all forty aircraft was give prior notice before entry the area. they
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of the day. so i've been thinking of civil law announced live on tv all day it is going to consult the house with immediate effect. sydney the central take place within the next sixty days. these protests walk on them that the government to take over this move will be enough to protect. it's a cctv. on top koreans are thinking today on the possible reasons behind a rare outbreak of lighting up the crowd before the people set fire to vehicles and catch with him these days it has something to do with the influx of foreigners but one official in singapore denying this. he does a one to cost this as a form where is the essence of situation which one and today a racial paint it. i think we never get an incident on the severity or even a minor incident. there will be some on the man who would want to try it comes to the second week that obedience before and will close and beyond and so one ie think it is important for us not to be sweet by some of this in more sianz cannot be expressed on the bed sometimes when she gets to you. on the treaty to approach every one who can keep being a calm manner t
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constitutional law. so that's why it doesn't mean that we say no. but this negotiation, we don't know how to make it happen. >> in the meantime, the immediate aims of those fighting here are far clearer and more specific. >> in areas like this, it is not a crowd dispersal operation. it's the protesters using and doing whatever they can to push inside that area. and the police are holding their line >> reporter: as well as tear gas, rubber bullets and water canon laced with chemicals are being used. anyone caught unprepared is brought to a standstill. the defenses of the protesters are crude. fans to blow away the tear gas, plastic bags so they don't breathe it in. they are showing no signs of giving up. but the assault seems to be making little hane way wayne hey, arizona bangkok . >> you crane's president is trying to ends several days of anti-government protests in his country. look at these live pictures now from kiev of the demonstrate orders out in force. and it is after 11:00 p.m. there. you have banners being waved. you can hear the music in the background. the president says he will renew
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in the health care reform law. mike viqueria, are all the problems fixed? >> well, not all the problems are fixed but the white house spokesman just moments ago jay carney speaking for the president believes that the website has significantly improved and they have met their threshold for the vast majority of citizens who sign on. 90% will have a successful experience and will be able to enroll through the website. night and day is how the top official that the president put in charge of having this website up and functioning by november 30th, last saturday, says the difference is between october 1st, and the end of november. the problem is, that it's two months, two months that were virtually lost where people could not enroll on the website and now it's crunch time. some of the other metrics they put out, the error rate is less than 1%, when earlier i.t. was 6%, other websites is 1/10 of 1%, or more than that. 80,000 a day, stephanie i myself got on the website a couple of times today with really a short wait. it depends on what you're in. the, in virginia, they rely on
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industry and poor consumers. the indian government adopted a law guaranteeing two-thirds of poor people 5 kilograms of rice a month. the program could cost the government $20 billion, it's far above the current limits set. developed countries want those limits. >> we have millions that go bed hungry and don't have one square meal a day. until that happens, i can't see the issue of subsidies going, and the world trade organization should not pressurise national government. >> the indian government doesn't want to see a return to the days of independence when it asked the international community for food. since then indians worked hard to prove they can feed their home. the indian government now says it won't be dictated to by the international community on how to feed the most vulnerable in the society. >> swedish automaker saab produced a new car 2.5 years after shutting down production due to financial trouble. it hopes it will be the first in a series of new models, including electrically powered vehicles. the dutch owners filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and was saved by a hong kong-based
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been defending his flag ship health care law. there has been problems with the website allowing people to buy medical insurance. as a result his personal approval ratings plummeted. obama says the affordable care act will be worth it. >> the u.s. city of detroit has been given the go ahead. it's a blow to trade unions who travel the decision, which paves the way to spending cuts. it's an attempt to pay off some of the $18 billion debt. >> india is refusing to bundle on food subsidies as negotiations to finalise a trade deal continues as a world trade organization summit in indonesia. hundreds of protesters held demonstrations outside the conference in bali, angry that a deal could lead to the elimination of subsidies. >> south korea's president opened an international fund to help those countries most vulnerable to climate change. >> it is expected to help pour nations reduce greenhouse gas emissions. the money from the fund is supposed to come from the rich countries. only sea has contributed $40 million towards it. >> translation: according to the world health organization 88% of dis
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exchanges between the government protesters and law enforcement over the last two weeks. today a lot of people were on the streets. doesn't appear that there will be clashes. but what remains is tension on the political front. these people and the dtens of thousands around me want yingluck shinawatra to step down. she has dissolved parliament but that is not enough. the protesters want the end of a shinawatra involvement - meaning the political party. it will be tens. what we are seeing on the streets will shift to political tension and a focus on that, trying to resolve that. we walked around here carnival-like atmosphere. you can't walk 100 metres without coming past trucks. a lot of people view this as a victory but it's not the ultimate goal. if there's a carnival atmosphere at the moment, there it change. will they hold an election, which the opposition will probably not win. is that enough for the protesters. >> i think for the moment they are satisfied. this was billed as a move by the anti-government protesters. the leader is still on route from a government complex about 20k
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and think the anti government protest is that this law lists for another reason the remaining dough. the time has come to clean up people paying respects to the king on his birthday. we would take a break from protesting for two or three days the government had to shop with us this tragedy will defuse the conflict has killed five people and wounded hundreds poll. but that is to say it's not the end. a lot and integrity this is just another step towards victory for us but it's not complete. thailand's minutes he claims the threat to the us cost the opposition says it will continue the campaign to try to topple prime minister the induction a lot to keep that private acts in from returning to power. intrinsic scientists have concluded that yes i heard such was the victim of poisoning the findings contradict and credit suisse report which said the palestinian leader was probably killed was radioactive polonium arafat's widow has promptly challenged effect and nations that she believes his death was a political assassination by someone close to her husband. well am as amazes me he wasn't
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be ratified by the country said it before it becomes law that surprises not respect the songs until next spring but back then. holden gemini is bracing itself for possibly one of its heavy storms in the past decades hurricane of various pasta protein creamy with its own cards. winds of up to one hundred and forty kilometers per hour a full house closing and rich towns folk tales the storm front is expected to hit bremen and hamburg on friday. israel's environment ministers in turkey for a un sponsored conference it's the first time a member of the israeli cabinet has visited the country since twenty ten. relations were silent when he's ready mom disco nine to peace activists triassic when the vessel find a seat in israeli blockade on hamas ruled gaza. the sense in the southern philippines have released a jordanian television jana stupid been held captive free entry hall bake at tea on the anti stupidity that crewman been kidnapped in june twenty twelve by abu sayyaf medicines you take on to interview his two companions of the dos february. and mm the news. straight to the newsreader. due
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an amnesty law and brother and former brother return to the country. these are live pictures from bangkok where there has been violence between police and protesters already, people are on the streets but the rallies has not gained momentum in the past few days and there is an olive branch and she says she is open to talks. >> translator: i insist on opening every avenue to find the solution and i'm open for negotiations. police officers will not use violence but it's necessary for us to protect the government buildings because all the government buildings are used to serve 60 million ties. >> reporter: protesters have been marching to the metropolitan police headquarters which say violence on sunday. government complexes, the main protest compound where the rally leader has been giving speeches and this is government's house. the prime minister's office which is heavily fortified to stop protesters from breaking in. and al jazeera's scott is there and, scott, you said all options are open but what the protesters are demanding is not constitutional. where does that leave the protesters?
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times the leftthis his remains. the russian results from inconclusive. in france the law prohibits the publication of the french report. it makes it difficult to work out. there's indications that there's a separate track that judges are pursuing. they are looking into the issue of who may have killed arafat. judges are seeking the question. that suggests this investigation is not over. >> joining us now is the palestine liberation organization chief negotiators. thank you for taking the time to speak to us. the french have ruled out the fact that yasser arafat was poisoned, and said he died of national causes. the swiss say levels found were 18 to 36 times higher much which of the two approaches do you find more credible - the french or the swiss? >> well, number one, we have not received anything officially, the french authorities. i was in touch with the president, and the head of our security investigation committee minutes ago. and it was confirmed to me that the french has not officially contact us and notified us of any results. they don't spoke to us about it, so it's diffi
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was the brother in law of the leader and at the moment the protesters are staying outside the fences and the buildings are gathered by security forces. soldiers are symbolically standing in the background for now but this is a country that is seeing a lot of army interventions and politics, something that would be welcomed again by protesters who want an appointed leader to run the country but the goals are unclear and this was to be their final day it seems they are settling in for another long fight, wayne in bangkok. >> reporter: we are live from government house and scott antigovernment leaders urging followers to stand their ground, parliament has been desolved and early elections called and what more do they want? >> yeah, that is really what the protest leader has asked them to spend the night here to stand their ground and they will be staying on this ground overnight. what they want is more than just a new election. they want the government rid of yingluck shinawatra and any kind of tax and regime influence as they say and this is through the last two weeks and any influenc
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but the train didn't stop according to a law enforcement official. the ntsb, they will look at whether fatigue was a factor. >> we don't have the work history at the moment. we will be developing what we call a 72-hour time line so that we have a good understanding of what sort of activities preceded this accident. >> reporter: rockefeller appeared ko herein another official said, but drug and alcohol tests were conducted. the ntsb says there's no indication at this particular time of sabotage, but they are reviewing surveillance video from a nearby bridge. upon word speed played a role in the crash, new york governor cuomo said any responsible parties will be held accountable. john, zoraida? >> thank you, renee. >>> obama care website has had its first major test in relaunching on sunday and it got close to the 100,000 users it's supposed to handle on a daily basis. people in some states were met with a page that put them in line to get help a problem cleared up overnight. overall the site shows progress but has doubts it can enroll the number of it needs to by the end of march. president oba
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said the dead the fact that this law treats that no one on the home improvement stores in one area different from its competitors just two km don't roll in. can't be right and it can't be right that people tend to lose now individually. who doesn't mean that everything will turn into working on sunday like any of the day it's unlikely that the question of why do we always have to impose this on people that's something i've been in in the labour line general. i can't wait twenty four hours a day. can't wait. over nineteen forty eight outweighs it because because there's no such thing as absolute freedom in labor relations. here's your employer you not you not at once. so how did the whole of human freedom the image in this dizzying but between work forcing people to work forty eight hours sort of slavery and having people if they wish to list these people on the and in the interview said. if they decide they want to work on sunday because they can make a higher wage. they will not work more hours during the week. how can you say no to your employer when you have five million people
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to his studio. their debut made it again she added i'm going to law school tomorrow and also to gasol so that any adult has to be found susan is going to be complementary to its import and the good news you just gave us that there's still these delegations going both to brussels and to moscow for a good address the panel let's go to cannes and to join falls and gets gulliver crag. he's been following this story. ever since the november twenty first about face down on goal over the vote of no confidence has improved in any way reduce the numbers out there in the square where you want one has to have a good incentive it was. i thought it would make deposits the kids the dispute the radio. it would be. the company update the meat on top. the artist for me. the other. beyond that. i did it. it's been like this. tens of thousands with soaking about. still going well. word gets this it is. your chestnuts testers the speed seems to be standing up with different messages before i go back to gulliver let's take a listen to what some of them have to say. young people as will is thatepends on going
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decided to protest against the controversial amnesty law which would have granted amnesty to y luk's brother, the former prime minister of the country who was a controversial figure. that thesters say decision to dissolve government and call for a national referendum is not enough. they want to rid the country of the influence of toxins. it is not clear how they would do so. they called for an unelected council to do just that. we have opposition lawmakers quitting on sunday. the democratic party opposition with lawmakers taking to the streets to add their support of this campaign. an election must happen in time and within 45 to 60 days. it is anyone's guess what happens today. we have heard from both sides, the prime minister, the government and the opposition, that they want to avoid violence. they will use clubs and batons instead of rubber bullets, for example here in the military remain in mum. reporting saying they have sent a peaceful resolution. we will stay on top of the very latest in bangkok. >> live for us in bangkok. thanks. >> the wto, the wto, is celebrating a landm
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